Play-by-Play/Reporter & Sports Journalist, Ithaca, NY -- FILLED BY STAA MEMBER

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Play-by-Play/Reporter & Sports Journalist, Ithaca, NY -- FILLED BY STAA MEMBER

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:29 pm

Vizella Media is seeking a talented broadcaster and sports journalist for ESPN Ithaca - WPIE and Tompkins Weekly.

Major Responsibilities of this Position:

* Lead play-by-play for nearly 50 Section IV high school sports broadcasts, including football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, hockey, baseball, and boys and girls lacrosse
* Lead play-by-play for the nationally-ranked Cornell Big Red Wrestling team
* Sports writer for a weekly newspaper, Tompkins Weekly, 7,000 weekly county distribution and TompkinsWeekly.com
* Research and write weekly stories for for print & web, including 800 word feature story
* Produce daily ESPN Ithaca All Access reports
* Expand social media engagement and reach
* Active role in ESPN Ithaca’s Night of Champions Awards Dinner
* Board-op/produce play-by-play and on-location events
* Contribute written and photo web content

Desired Skills and Experience:

* 2+ years of on-air broadcast experience
* College Degree in communications
* Knowledge of local/regional sports scene
* Audio Vault & Adobe Audition experience
* Strong journalism skill with ability to be a storyteller
* Photography & photo editing experience
* Strong command of Social Media (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram) attributes
* Play-by-Play experience
* Extreme attention to detail, creative problem solving, organizational skills and multitasking proficiency are vital
* Willingness to learn and take direction

This is a full-time salaried position.

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

For immediate consideration, please email resume, cover letter & air check (of sports updates/reports/play-by-play) to:

Nick Karski
Operations Manager
ESPN Ithaca – WPIE
NickK@vizellamedia.com

Vizella Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Give yourself the advantage of being among the first to apply for jobs. Receive openings before we post them. You should click here now to join STAA or call 949-648-7822.
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Re: Play-by-Play/Reporter & Sports Journalist, Ithaca, NY

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:48 pm

STAA members have already had their demos and resumes sent to this employer. You have an edge in the job market when someone is going to bat for you. If that would be helpful to you, You should click here now to join STAA or call 949-648-7822.
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Re: Play-by-Play/Reporter & Sports Journalist, Ithaca, NY -- FILLED BY STAA MEMBER

#3 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:53 pm

This position has been filled by an STAA member. Announcement pending.

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Re: Play-by-Play/Reporter & Sports Journalist, Ithaca, NY -- FILLED BY STAA MEMBER

#4 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:32 pm

Congratulations to STAA member Dan Doherty, the newest member of the sports staff at ESPN Ithaca.

Doherty joined STAA in 2018 upon the recommendation of fellow STAA member and fellow Ithaca alum Seth Cantor. "Seth considered STAA an 'investment in my future' because the price point can scare college students off, but it's worth every penny," says Doherty.

Read the full story here.

Visit Dan's STAA Talent Page.

STAA members get jobs. If your way isn't working, try ours. Click here to join now or call 949-648-7822.

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